Accession Number : AD0683201

Title :   STATISTICAL THEORY OF BRITTLE FRACTURE,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Hsing Hsiu-san,

Report Date : 23 AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The aim of this report is to study the statistical theory of brittle fracture in crystals on the basis of the dislocation theory. The process of brittle fracture is substantially a stochastic one by which microcracks form, grow, and propagate during very small plastic deformation. The functional relationship of the number and size of microcracks to plastic deformation, work hardening, and number of active dislocation sources is discussed in the article. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FRACTURE(MECHANICS), THEORY), DISLOCATIONS, DUCTILE BRITTLE TRANSITION, CRACK PROPAGATION, POISSONS RATIO, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, CHINA

Subject Categories : Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE